Cleveland guard J.R. Smith suffered a right thumb injury late in the first half of the Cavaliers' road game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Lue, maybe anxious about tiring his whiz, replaced him with Richard Jefferson.
The Bucks will be looking to avenge their overtime loss in Milwaukee, with Cavaliers superstar LeBron James burying a go-ahead three-pointer with 24 seconds left to hold on for a 114-108 victory on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT).
Said James: "He (Lue) said, 'I'm coming to get you after this play".
Delly's relentless work ethic in his role as the Cavs' backup point guard throughout the regular season and the playoffs wound up scoring him a giant contract at the Milwaukee Bucks, with the 26-year-old leaving OH for Wisconsin during the off-season.
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Unfortunately, he fumbled on one play. "I don't feel like I have anything to prove". "Everybody sees that part", Zimmer said. "I took today to do some rehab and recover", said Peterson, who is listed on the injury report with knee and groin injuries.
Still without Kevin Love and JR Smith, the Cavs were carried by stars Kyrie Irving with 31 points and a career-best 13 assists and LeBron James with 29 points as they won 113-102 to move to 21-6 for the season.
The Cavaliers would only continue to put their foot down on the gas pedal, forcing Bucks head coach Jason Kidd to wave the white flag early by pulling rotation players at around the 8:26 mark of the fourth.
Tristan Thompson grabbed 15 rebounds on a night James and Irving combined for 60 points, 19 assists and 15 rebounds. For a young team like ourselves, we're still going through that.
"It's really physical every time we play the Bucks, but at the end of the day, we have to prove who we are", said Irving, who made 11 of 17 shots and grabbed six rebounds in 35 electrifying minutes. Khris Middleton is still without a firm timetable for a return, while Michael Beasley is a game-time decision.